Mexico & Cuba
Let culture take over you!
Bangalore Luxury Travel’s Cuba and Mexico Tour will stimulate your senses when you are immersed in cultural sights and sounds that will overtake your body and mind.
Mexico City’s beautiful illuminated monuments will kick of your tour and wakes your taste buds to a depth of herbs, spices and vibrant earthy flavours. Dance to the live music that surrounds you after trying the local essence filled drinks. Journey through impressive archaeological abodes where culture and time mix, trek jungles sheltering ancient Mayan locations, visit captivating Palaces and Pyramids and discover a certain mesmerising beauty as you walk among the many age-old temples.
Then the shores of Cuba welcome you with not only Rum tasting and tobacco growers but an exotic culture, leaving you wanting to unravel more.
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Day 01 Garibaldi
Arrival transfer welcome at the Mexico City’s "Benito Juarez" International airport. Then transfer to the hotel of your choice. At night, we will Visit the Zocalo to admire its illuminated monuments, The National Palace, The Cathedral, then continue to the famous “Plaza Garibaldi” that is the meeting place of the Mariachis, to enjoy a typical Mexican show, and also dance with live music (includes one drink).Then return to the hotel for the night.
Day 02 Garibaldi
After breakfast we will begin our journey visiting the Square of the three cultures, where the past and the present mix, we will also visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of America; continue to the impressive archaeological zone of Teotihuacan, to admire the monumental Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, the temple of Quetzalpapalotl, the citadel and the avenue of the dead. We will also visit an arts & crafts centre. Return to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
Day 03 Garibaldi - Cuernavaca - Taxco
After breakfast in the hotel today we travel to Cuernavaca, the City of Eternal Springtime, for a panoramic tour of the city, visiting one of the oldest Cathedrals on the American continent, the Palace of Cortes. Continue to the beautiful city of Taxco "World Silver Capital", to see the famous parish church of Santa Prisca with its impressive baroque Churriguerresque style.
We will walk through Taxco´s lovely cobble stoned streets and admire the silver-art work made their craftsmen, before checking into the hotel for the night.
Day 04 Taxco - Mexico City - Puebla - Oaxaca
After breakfast departure to the City of Puebla of the Angels, where we will visit the Santa Maria Tonantzintla, a Temple that has been decorated by indigenous hands. Then after lunch we will visit Puebla’s Historic Centre, Rosario’s Chapel, The Cathedral and the Main Square. Continue to Oaxaca to check into a hotel and spend the night.
Day 05 Oaxaca - Monte Alban - Mitla - Tule
Enjoy breakfast then during the morning we will visit Monte Alban, archeological site build over a mountain, here we can find some manifestations of Olmeca, Zapoteca and Mixteca civilizations. From here we will visit Mitla, The City of the Dead, important site due to its symbolic carvings. We will see the great Tule tree, which is the most voluminous living being on earth. We will return to the beautiful colonial city of Oaxaca, and visit its Cathedral and its magnificent Santo Domingo Temple, and its Gold Museum. Then return to the hotel in Oaxaca for the night.
Day 06 Oaxaca - Sumidero - San Cristobal
Enjoy breakfast at leisure before transferring to the airport to take your flight to Tuxtla Gutierrez, capital city of the State of Chiapas. You will enjoy the landscapes of the southern mountains. Take a boat ride through the imposing Sumidero Canyon with almost one thousand meters of height. We will drive through Chiapa de Corzo on our way to San Cristobal de las Casas. Here is where we will enjoy dinner and check into the hotel.
Day 07 San Cristobal De Las Casas
After breakfast we visit San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan, native indigenous people who preserve their traditions, language, religious beliefs and social organisation. The Church, shelter and clothing are worthy of appreciation.
Return to San Cristobal de las Casas, and enjoy a free afternoon to spend at your leisure. We suggest walking around this beautiful city and visit the market, Santo Domingo, the Cathedral, the Herbarium Museum and the Jade Museum, which is a replica of the tomb of King Pakal.
Day 08 San Cristobal De Las Casas - Palenque
Enjoy breakfast then continue to Agua Azul waterfalls, to admire their turquoise coloured waters. If there is good weather we will also visit the Misol Ha waterfalls. Then continue to Palenque where we will check into a hotel.
Day 09 Palenque
Breakfast before we visit the archeological site of Palenque, nestled in the jungle. One of the most important Mayan sites due to the findings in this location and also because of its beauty. Inside the inscriptions pyramid archeologists found the sarcophagus of the Pakal King, with a craved stone. Also see The Sun temple, The Cruz Follada Temple, and the Palace before heading back to the hotel for the night.
Day 10 Palenque - Campeche
Departure towards Campeche after breakfast to find a beautiful view of the Mexican Gulf. Enjoy a Panoramic tour around the city of Campeche before checking into a hotel.
Day 11 Campeche - Uxmal - Merida
Departure towards Uxmal after a leisurely breakfast. We will visit this Archeological site that has magnificent architecture beauty. See the Fortune Teller pyramid, The Nuns Square, The Governor’s Palace and the Ball Game. We continue our travels to Merida, “The White City” where we will start with a Panoramic tour visiting The Montejo boulevard, The Patriotic monument, and the main square with the Cathedral and the Government Palace, then head to the hotel for the night.
Day 12 Merida - Chichen Itza - Cancun
Departure towards Chichen Itza after breakfast, The most renown Mayan city in Mexico. An archeological site where we can find how advanced the Mayas were with Astronomy studies. It has the Kukulcan Temple, the Ball game, the Skull platform, Jaguar’s Temple, The observatory, the one thousand columns plaza and the Sacred Cenote. We will Also have the opportunity to swim once we arrive to the Majestic Cenote. After lunch we continue to Cancun or Mayan Riviera were we spend the night in a hotel.
Day 13 Cancun
Day 14 Cancun - Havana
Have breakfast then transfer to the airport to board your flight to Havana (not included in price). Transfer to the accommodations and check in. Enjoy a welcome dinner and drink at the Hotel (includes two national drinks).
Day 15 Havana
After breakfast at the hotel visit the "Morro-Cabaña" Viewpoint. Tour by foot through the Old Havana's Historical Center, which has been named World Heritage by UNESCO: San Francis of Assis Square. Visit to the Rum Museum to see the manufacture process of the Havana Club Rum, with tasting afterwards. Then we will continue our tour at the Old Square.
Return through the "Mercaderes" Street to the "Ambos Mundos" Hotel, where Ernest Hemingway, the great American writer lived , and the Arms Square, then the Cathedral's Square and "La Bodeguita del Medio" Bar Restaurant . Lunch at "La Moneda Cubana" Restaurant.
Ride in classic cars through Modern Havana including a visit to Hotel Nacional de Cuba before returning to the hotel.
Day 16 Havana - Vinales
Breakfast at the hotel then depart by bus to the Viñales Valley, at Pinar del Río, the most western province in Cuba and where the best tobacco in the world is cultivated. Exotic landscapes with valleys filled with Royal Palms, the national tree.
Visit to a Tobacco Factory at Pinar del Río. We will continue our tour at “El Paraíso” Plantation, where we may see the lifestyle and culture of the tobacco growers, as well as their hospitality. Lunch at the Restaurant "San Vicente" Plantation. Then visit the Prehistorical Mural where we may see paintings over the old rocks from the island. Stop at "Los Jazmines" Viewpoint to see the "Viñales" Valley in all its magnificence.
Return to the hotel in Havana to have dinner and spend the rest of the night at your leisure.
Day 17 Havana - Cienfuegoes
Breakfast at the hotel then departure to Cienfuegos with a stop-over visit to the “Fiesta Campesina” Plantation, to experience the native flora and fauna in the Zapata Peninsula, there we will have a drink and rest.
Continue to Cienfuegos, arrival and Lunch at "Club Nautico" Restaurant.
Tour to the main streets and avenues of Cienfuegos City, a unique place on the Island, which was founded by the French and located in a beautiful bay protected by the Jagua Castle. Its French origins give Cienfuegos a very distinctive touch, perfect symmetry in its layout, neoclassic buildings and a long pedestrian avenue. Visit the Tomás Terry Theatre.
Go on a Panoramic tour to the Marti Park, Cultural Estate Fund House, The Immaculate Conception Cathedral and the Valley Palace. Accommodation at Hotel.
Day 18 Cienfuegoes - Trinidad
Breakfast at the hotel before setting out on a boat tour through the bay arriving at Cayo Carenas, with a total duration of up to 2 hours. Maximum capacity 140 pax per departure with a minimum of 10 pax. Includes: Boat + crew experienced recorded music, life jackets, drinks per person. Day to enjoy the beach.
** Optional ** Departure to the "Marlin de Trinidad" Marina to do a Seafari to "Blanco de Casilda" Key, a ride on catamaran or moto sailboat with welcome cocktail, snorkeling in the coral reef (with nautical entertainment teams).
Seafood Lunch at the Cay and time to enjoy the beach (not included, consult prices eventually).
Return to the hotel and enjoy dinner and the rest of the night at your leisure.
Day 19 Cienfuegoes - Topaes De Collantes
Breakfast at the hotel before an early departure to take a panoramic tour around Trinidad, one of the first villages founded by the Spanish in the beginnings of the 16th century and declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Visit to the Main Parrish Church of the Holy Trinity, with its luxurious altar decorated with precious woods and images made 300 years ago. Visit the Main Square and Palace of Count Brunet, which nowadays is the Romantic Museum. Visit "La Canchánchara" Bar to enjoy a cocktail with the same name.
Lunch at the "Plaza Mayor" Restaurant before visiting the "Manaca Iznaga" Plantation.
We will continue out trip to "Topes de Collantes" where you can relax and enjoy dinner (included) after checking in at the hotel.
Day 20 Topes De Collantes - Santa Clara - Cayo Santa Maria
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departure for an unforgettable adventure filled with History, Culture and Nature in Topes de Collantes. Wide variety of endemic flora, dissimilar fauna, sites of extraordinary beauty. Stop at the Mirador del Caribe, walk through the park to the Garden of the Giant Trees. Visit the La Casa del Café coffee house for tasting, Cuban Art Museum, Sundial, Plaza de las Memories and amphitheater.
Then depart to Santa Clara where you will visit the "Ernesto Che Guevara" Sculptural Group. Have a delicious Lunch at the Hotel "Los Caneyes" (buffet restaurant) before departing to Santa María "Cay".
Arrival at Cayo Santa Maria and check in at the Hotel (All Inclusive Plan). Enjoy the rest of the night at your own leisure.
Day 21 Cayo Santa Maria
Day 22 Cayo Santa Maria
Day 23 Cayo Santa Maria
Breakfast and refreshments at the hotel before checking out and departing to the capital. Stop-over visit to the “Marcelo Salado” Central Station and the Steam Trains Museum before continuing to Havana.
Transfer to the José Martí Airport to take your return flight home.